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´╗┐Vaginal Yeast infection in women is very common. Yeasts or Candida fungus are minute organisms that live in small numbers on human body. Yeast infection occurs when the number of these organisms increases beyond a certain level.

Typically, the acidity in the vagina keeps the level of yeast low. But with the drop in the acidity level due to various conditions like menstruation period, pregnancy, diabetes or birth control pills, yeast grows and causes the infection.

Symptoms - Mild to intense bouts of itching and burning in the vagina, vulva - the skin surrounding the vagina becomes tender, itchy, burns and sensitive to even the lightest of contact. White, thick and odorless vaginal discharge, burning sensation in and around vagina during and after urination. Pain and discomfort during sexual intercourse.

Causes - Reduced body immunity levels, use of strong antibiotics, physical and mental stress, use of birth control pills, menstrual periods and diabetes are some of the common causes for vaginal yeast infection.

Wear loose fitting undergarments and panties as it allows for air circulation, avoid being in wet clothes for a long time. Dry your affected body parts before changing into fresh dry clothes.

Stay away from deodorant sanitary pads and tampons, sprays such as deos, perfumes, bubble baths, coloured toilet papers that could cause irritation to the vaginal tissues

Take a tampon and dip it into yoghurt. Insert in the vagina at least twice a day and continue a day or two more after your symptoms have gone away.

Few drops of tea tree oil poured on tampon and inserted in the vagina, provides relief.

Eat plenty of foods that are high in vitamin C, such as potatoes, citrus fruits and broccoli.

Fill a bathtub with warm water enough to cover the affected area. Add ' cup or so salt, enough to make the water really salty and ' cup vinegar. Immerse your self into the bath tub for approx 20 - 30 minutes. This is easy cleansing solution for your vaginal area.

Mix 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in 2 cups of water with 1 clove of garlic. Let it stand for sometime and use it for douching.

Insert 1 or 2 boric acid capsules in the vagina, keeping it overnight for several days. Boric acid may cause burning and discomfort, but will also bring relief.

Peel a fresh clove of garlic, wrap it in cheesecloth and tie it with unwaxed dental floss and insert into the infected area. Leave it for several hours say overnight and remove it in the morning. If vaginal yeast infection is of a severe kind, do this twice a day. Repeat for day or two more after the symptoms disappear.

Dissolve a tbsp of potassium sorbate in 1 cup of water. Insert a tampon in the vagina and pour this solution inside to be absorbed by the tampon. Let it stay for overnight. Repeat this for several nights until the symptoms have resolved.

Mix olive leaf extract, grapefruit seed extract in a glass of water. This is a good curative tonic for this infection.

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´╗┐Prescription medication is vital to the practice of medicine. How often have you gone to the doctor for a problem and not walked out with a prescription? I can say with confidence, probably not too often.

It the last hundred years, antibiotics have saved millions of lives. In the two year period of 1918 and 1919, scientists estimate the influenza virus killed between 20 and 40 million people worldwide. In the United States, the total deaths amounted to 675,000; that is more deaths than the total of all US war battle deaths. So more US citizens were killed by the flu outbreak of 1918/1919, than were killed all the wars we have ever fought. Thankfully, scientists have developed a vaccine.

Prior to 1955, thousands of children were killed or crippled by the polio virus. The invention of a vaccine by Dr. Jonas Salk has all but eradicated this terrible disease worldwide.

Insulin has extended the life and improved the health of millions of diabetics. It wasn't until 1921 that insulin was 'discovered.' In the 1940s, scientists linked diabetes with its long term complications such as blindness and kidney failure. And blood glucose monitors, which tell you exactly how much insulin to inject, were developed just 35 years ago. Now, scientists are transplanting insulin-producing pancreatic beta-cells to Type I diabetics.

High blood pressure and high cholesterol seriously shortened one's life just a generation ago. With new technology comes new ways to deal with these conditions. The drug class statins, which include today's most prescribed medication, Lipitor, was only just developed in 1987. It is pretty obvious that prescription medications are important. Anything this important and essential to the life and welfare of the human race is going to be expensive.

Americans spent more than $170 billion for their prescription medication in 2004. The average out-of-pocket cost per prescription is now $54.58 and the average person over the age of 55 takes 2.6 different medications per day. That comes to an average out-of-pocket expense of about $140 per month or $1680 per year. Those over the age of 65 spend more on prescription costs ($2,300 a year average) than on physician care, vision services, and medical supplies combined. In fact, the total health care spending in the United States in 2004 was $1.8 trillion. That is 4.3 times the amount spent on national defense.

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, spending of prescription drugs increased at an average rate of 14.5% a year from 1997 to 2002. The statistics prove that the average prescription medication costs have quadrupled since 1991. The cost continues to increase at a rate of about 18% per year. This 18% increase translates to an additional $22.6 billion for the drug manufactures between 2000 and 2001.

Health insurance costs are also soaring. The number of Americans without health insurance is now approaching 50 million. The co-pays for prescription drugs have risen 62% in the last three years. Since the year 2000, insurance premiums have gone up 49% and deductibles are rising at a rate of 22% a year. People in this country are not seeking medical attention because of the cost. They wait until it is too late and they are taken away in either an ambulance or hearse.

The Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit, private foundation, estimates that those over 55 years of age, in 2006, will pay an average of $3,160 on medication, that's $263 per month.

When are we going to do something about this? The government thinks it came up with an answer in it's Medicare Part D. Already the program is riddled with delays, problems, and confusion. The only way we, as consumers, are going to lower our costs, is take matters into our own hands.

The public needs to be educated in how the drug companies price their medication, why the costs are so high, and how you can reduce your costs.

Take the initiative, learn all about your medication. Ask your doctor why he or she prescribed that particular drug. If there something else that works the same way but costs less? Can I double the dose and cut the tablet in half? Are there and samples you have here in the office?

These are just three of the many questions you can ask your doctor. Depending on the answer, you can begin to formulate your plan for savings.

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